The information in this section will help individuals and carers seeking to understand what potential respite options are available for them. If you have any questions or would like any more information about any the provision then do not hesitate to get in touch with either your allocated social worker, or if you do not have one, telephone 023 8083 3003. This information is to guide you in your choices and help you understand the support that is available to yourself and the person you care for.

Adult Social Care is changing away from the traditional model of care provision, and is focusing on a strength-based approach. A strengths-based approach to care, support and inclusion invites people to look first at what they can do with their skills and their resources and what help they have around them from family, friends and in their community. We think people should be seen as experts in charge of their own lives rather than recipients of care.

To help guide your choices we have identified some potential alternative providers and included links to their websites so you can find out more.

You can also find a complete list of respite support options on the Arrange a break from caring section on Southampton Information Directory.